The Virginia Local Tax Rates book, compiled by the Center for Economic and Policy Studies, features tax information for all 38 Virginia cities, all 95 counties and for 134 of the state’s 192 incorporated towns and references all the tax categories permitted in the Code of Virginia. Readers can find data on taxes for real property, merchants' capital, tangible personal property, utilities, motor vehicle licenses, business licenses, tobacco, meals, lodging and more.

The only comprehensive view of local taxation in Virginia is prepared annually by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. It is an indispensable resource for anyone involved with local governments in Virginia, either as a taxpayer, elected official, administrator, business leader, or researcher.

The newest edition of VA Local Tax Rates can be purchased through the University of Virginia bookstore. Older versions of this publication are available free in the table below.

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Virginia Institute of Government Members

As a Virginia Institute of Government membership benefit, we provide the Virginia Local Tax Rates Book, 2019, free of charge as an ebook. If you are a locality employee and have questions regarding membership or would like to request your free copy, please contact Jennifer Nelson (VIG Membership and Engagement Coordinator) at Thank you for supporting the Virginia Institute of Government.